A rare look at the coronavirus front of the NHS hospitals has shown that intensive care units are at the break point as the wards fill.
Boris Johnson warned Monday that the number of coronavirus cases in the UK has quadrupled in the past three weeks. The current daily number of cases was 13,972 – an increase of 11 percent compared to last Monday.
Perhaps even more worrying is that in the past two weeks alone, the number of people with coronavirus in hospitals has increased by 40 percent.
There are now 3,665 hospital admissions in the UK – more than when lockdown measures were in place on March 23
Dr. Jason Cupitt, intensive care advisor at Victoria Hospital in Blackpool, said he was "tired and concerned" as he and all of his colleagues prepare to relive their coronavirus front roles "indefinitely".
Dr. Jason Cupitt, critical care advisor at Victoria Hospital in Blackpool, said he was "tired and worried" as he and all of his colleagues prepare to repeat their coronavirus front roles "indefinitely" again.
Dr. Cupitt, who looks after eight ICU patients (one pictured), said: "We are very concerned about where this is going and that it is likely to be a long time."
ICU patient William Murray said he and his wife were in the hospital after contracting coronavirus
Dr. Cupitt, who has eight ICU patients, told ITV, "We are very concerned about where this is going and that it is likely to be a long time."
He and other medical professionals discussed the added challenge of not allowing hospital visitors access to staff – especially if the patient is about to die.
ICU patient William Murray said he and his wife are now in the hospital after contracting coronavirus.
His diagnoses came despite being in isolation for 12 weeks.
Mr. Murray said, "Everything went well, couldn't do more than we did."
Another patient, Brenda, also had no idea how she discovered the mistake. She said she was "very careful" and "isolated for months".
Mr Johnson has unveiled its new tier three lockdown measures and announced that Liverpool will be the first company to be classified in the very high risk category. This means pubs are closed and households are not allowed to mix indoors or in gardens.
However, UK chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty has warned that measures will not go far enough and local leaders would have to impose their own restrictions in order to reduce the rate of infection.
Another patient, Brenda, also had no idea how she discovered the mistake. Another patient, Brenda, also had no idea how she discovered the mistake. She said she was "very careful" and "isolated for months".
Dr. Cupitt (pictured) and other medical professionals talked about the added challenge of not allowing hospital visitors to staff – especially if the patient is about to die
Boris Johnson warned Monday that the number of coronavirus cases in the UK has quadrupled in the past three weeks. The current daily number of cases was 13,972 – an increase of 11 percent compared to last Monday. Pictured: The Prime Minister during his press conference today in Downing Street
How England is collapsing in new levels of COVID
ANIMAL THREE – VERY HIGH RISK
Liverpool City Region
Liverpool, Knowsley, Wirral, St. Helens, Sefton, Halton
TIER TWO – HIGH RISK
Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East
Manchester, Bolton, buried, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, Salford, Rochdale, Oldham,
High Peak – the wards of Tintwistle, Padfield, Dinting, St. Johns – Old Glossop, Whitfield, Simmondley, Gamesley, Howard Town, Hadfield South, Hadfield North
Lancashire, Blackpool, Preston, Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley
Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale, South Wakefield
Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster, Sheffield
Newcastle, South Tyneside, North Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham, Northumberland
Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington, Hartlepool
Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Wolverhampton, Walsall
Leicester, Oadby and Wigston
Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City
TIER ONE – MEDIUM RISK
Rest of england
Professor Whitty said he was "not confident" that the new measures would contain the tide, as the UK had another 13,972 Covid cases today.
Liverpool's case rate per 100,000 population rose 14.3 percent to 609 in the past week.
Prof. Whitty said, "We have to do more, that is the whole point of what the Prime Minister has just announced, and probably much more in some areas."
He added, “The idea that we can do this without causing harm is an illusion. It is a balancing act between two damages: harm to society and the economy on the one hand and harm to health on the other. & # 39;
Speaking to the nation alongside Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Prof. Whitty, Mr Johnson said the options are to let the virus rip or destroy the economy.
A huge chunk of the country, including Greater Manchester, the West Midlands and the Northeast, is facing Tier 2 restrictions, which are expected to be covered by the top two levels after Tuesday, to allow household socializing and a total of 22 million in England fight.
Mr Johnson said the rising numbers in these areas "are flashing like warning messages on the dashboard of a passenger jet and we need to act now," but he ruled out the "extreme route" of a full national lockdown "for now".
Meanwhile, official data has revealed that England's second wave of coronavirus is stretching south of the worst-hit areas in the north of the country, with infections spreading from young age groups to the older generations at risk.
Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer, presented data showing that Liverpool hospitals now have the highest number of coronavirus admissions in the country – and that there are now more patients in hospital in England than when the lockdown began in March.
Hospital admissions and deaths, the assistant chief medical officer said, are now rising due to a surge in cases that happened weeks ago. The even higher number of people diagnosed in the past week will later result in even more people going to the hospital in the coming weeks.
Nightingale hospitals in the worst hit areas are reopening on a large scale.
Mr Van-Tam – along with NHS Medical Director Stephen Powis – reported in a briefing that temporary Nightingale hospitals in Manchester, Sunderland and Harrogate could be reopened to help with the spike in Covid-19 cases help.
Prof. Powis said there would also be more tests of health workers in hotspot areas.
More than 17 million people are affected by the two higher levels of risk in the new system of government, while the rest of England is subject to bars and restaurants curfew after the 6am and 10pm rule
He said: “To protect our employees and our patients, we will use tests from the Test and Trace service to introduce regular tests for employees in these risk areas, even if they have no symptoms.
“This will help us keep staff and patients as safe as possible in these hospitals.
Second, we asked the Nightingale hospitals in Manchester, Sunderland and Harrogate to prepare for this next phase.
"You are asked to mobilize in the next few weeks to be able to admit patients if necessary."
It will be up to the local doctors to decide whether to use it for Covid patients or to provide additional capacity to maintain services for people without coronavirus.
Prof. Van-Tam warned that due to the increase in cases and the delay between infection and serious illness, additional deaths have already been “burned in”.
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